Monday, May 25, 2009

My Only Garden Success

I have seen some of the most gorgeous flower gardens since I started blogging, and I am envious of each one. I would love to have a French garden with winding paths and little vignettes with statuary and seating. I can't begin to tell you how many magazines and books I have bought to find the exact flower garden that I would like, but my enthusiasm and energy starts to fade once I bring all the plants home. Sadly, I have lost so many due to my lack of initiative.

My only claim to fame is my beautiful hydrangeas. I love the colors this bush produces. Lavender, pale blue and the vibrant rose color. If you have a beautiful garden I would love for you to leave a comment regarding your approach to gardening and the type of flowers you have.

Also, I am having my drawing for the giveaway pillow shown below on Friday, May 29th, so please leave a post for your name to be entered. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


24 comments:

Jackie said...

If I could have success with only one plant ever - it would be a hydrangea!! They are my favorite flowers!! I don't have too much luck growing them, but I keep trying!

Love the pillow!!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Please enter me in your drawing for the lovely pillow! As for gardens and flowers, the only reason I have any at all in my yard is my (now ex) boyfriend planted them all. I am allergic to bees, so I kind of avoid flowers, though I love them. And every time I've tried to grow hydrangeas, well, I kill them without fail. Yours are indeed beautiful!

Susan said...

I just found you by way of FiFi, I adore your blog, and YES, I would love to have a chance to win your pillow, I am on my way to Etsy right now and check out everything you have.

Hugs....

Gretchen said...

I too found your blog through Fifi. Just loved the pillow she had rec'd, so decided to check out your blog. Please enter me into your drawing for the pillow. It'd be wonderful to be the lucky name drawn for the lovely pillow you are so graciously giving away.
As for gardening. I just love to flower garden and have gardens both in the city and at our cabin in the country. I've learned that by choosing plants that are native to your area, many still thrive with neglect and will reward you as though you've lavished them with attention. As for my cabin garden it only receives water on the week-ends, other than when the Lord brings a shower to it, thus the native plants are a must. I've rec'd so many of these free of charge from friends and it is now what I consider my "friendship garden". I have heirloom plants that were my Great-Aunts, from my 3 sisters, from 3 friends, as well as a friends sister and a neighbor. A great way to do a garden. Being from Minnesota we have tremendous harsh conditions, thus the native plants do the best for me. Good luck on your gardening venture. Your hydrangeas are wonderful!
Thanks for sharing with your blog community.
Gretchen
http://mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

Just one more comment. I just looked at the pillow closer after my previous post. I'd love to win this pillow as I was in Gothenberg in 1979 visiting my ancestors. How cool would it be to have a pillow that every time I saw it would give me those wonderful memories from 30 years ago, when I was still a impatient teen and didn't yet have the love for all things European.
Gretchen

Antique Therapy said...

I am loving those pillows!! Who knows maybe it will be my lucky week because I am due with my first child on Thurs!! Hopefully he will bring me lots of good luck and I will win one!

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Oh I just read my dear friend Fifi's blog & discovered your beautiful pillows.. Please enter me in your drawing .. I love roses, peony's & hydrangeas... I learned a trick from a very special lady from Argentina.. put old wires can be a hanger in the dirt when you plant hydrangeas it will make them turn the most beautiful shade of blue. xoxo laura

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Beautiful post! I love your blog, please enter me in your giveaway, I'm having one too so please come by my Paris Rags blog for a Marie Antoinette Giveaway celebrating the opening of my new website ParisRags.com Hope to see you! Kimberly

rozetta said...

Oh, my! I can't wait to peruse your blog. I found you through FiFi. I've looked at your etsy and your pillows are fabulous!

As to gardening, leaving in the southern California desert does bring it's challenges. I have an inner and outer courtyard area with roses that are safe from the rabbits. The outer areas of my garden are planted with native drought tolerant plants. It's a lot of work, but when it's done it's so nice to sit back and enjoy the flowers and the birds they attract.

~elaine~

Vintage Girl said...

I love your blog,
keep up the beautiful posts!

Peggy said...

I just had to laugh when I read your post. I, too, love that look and paw through magazines and books. I know the look I'm going for, but unfortunately I'm not a very good gardener. I keep working at it. I plan to put in hydrangeas this summer. Wish me luck. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. My email is: bfdgirl@yahoo.com. thanks, Peggy from PA

Jackie said...

I love lilacs! But, I dont have luck with real flowers :{
I love your blog, I just found it through Chez Fifi...
I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the pillow, your designs are magnificante!

Carol said...

I'd love to win your pillow...and at least you've got me beat...I can't even get my hygrangias to bloom..Thanks!

Linda Carswell said...

I would love to be entered into you beautiful pillow give-away...I am enjoying your blog!
Regards, Linda

Debbie said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I'm glad I found your blog...I love the pillow! :-)

Fabulously french said...

What a gorgeous pillow. I have everything crossed in thh hope that I am lucky enough to win one :-)

Leeann x

alicia said...

I just found your beautiful blog through the Fabulous FiFi! PLEASE enter me in your drawing, I would love to win this gorgeous pillow!

Cathy B. said...

I love the Hydranges. Gardening does get easier with practice. Please enter me into your wonderfull drawing.
Thank you ,
cathy b

sweetpea said...

I have learned over the years to work with what grows in this awful FL climate~~but I secretly long for peonies!

Blessings,
Shelley

Bella Blogger said...

You know how much I LOVE your pillows, so enter me!

KarenSue said...

Pick me!Pick me!
I just found you thru Fifi.
Have a great weekend.
Sue-Orlando,Fl

KarenSue said...

PICK ME! PICK ME!
I just found you thru Fifi.
Have a great weekend.
Sue-Orlando,Fl

katunsicker said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jeanneoli said...

Serves me right for going on vacation...I missed your giveaway!!! WAHHHHHHHH